Patient discussion about malformation

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Q. Is it a birth defect in children?

I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?
A1it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il
A2Unfortunately, science has not been able to give us the solid answers we would like on this issue and there is a great deal of controversy surrounding it. There are many organizations; however they have dedicated themselves to finding the answers. An online search of autism causes will give you many links to the various organizations.
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